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Plot Elements

Plot Elements, Mood, Theme, Setting Study

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Plot The sequence of events in a piece of literature, movie, etc.
Exposition The introduction. It is the part of the work that introduces the characters, setting, and basic situation.
Rising Action The part of the plot that begins to occur as soon as the conflict is introduced. Adds complications to the conflict and increases reader interest.
Climax The point of greatest emotional intensity, interest, or suspense in the plot of a narrative. The turning point in a story or drama.
Falling Action The action that typically follows the climax and reveals its results.
Resolution The part of the plot that concludes the falling action by revealing or suggesting the outcome of the conflict.
Mood The emotions that the author wants you feel while you are reading. Some literature makes you feel sad, others joyful, still others, angry.
Point of View The perspective, or vantage point, from which a story is told. It is the relationship of the narrator to the story.
Theme Central message, concern, or purpose.
Setting Time and place of the action.
Suspense The growing interest and excitement readers experience while awaiting a climax or resolution in a work of literature. It is a feeling of anxious uncertainty about the outcome of events.
Created by: saguirre